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Charanga Flute Fingering Charts

Below is a list of all available fingering charts for charanga flutes. Each fingering chart is split up by acoustic octaves, whose ranges are notated and clickable.

The five- and six-key charanga flute fingering charts were derived from a Jerome Thibouville Lamy French five-key flute, circa 1900. This model has small tone holes, and its cork is positioned near the embouchure of the instrument, allowing A4 = 440 Hz tuning. The six-key model has the F key doubled in the left hand. Fingerings from the first, second, and lower third octaves may apply to similar non-charanga five- or six-key flutes. Reports of success or failure with these fingerings for such non-charanga flutes are welcome.


Fingering Scheme

Description of keys and fingering notation

Alternate Fingering Chart for Five- or Six-Key Charanga Flute


First Octave

Second Octave

Third Octave

Fourth Octave

D4 to C5

D5 to C6

D6 to C7

C7 to G7


Other Charanga Flute Fingering Charts

McGee Flutes (Terry McGee) · Includes fingering charts for keyless and eight-key flutes.

Flute Methods Bibliography (FluteHistory.com) · Includes references to published works on transverse flutes.

Fingering Charts for Historical Flutes (Rick Wilson) · Basic, alternate, and trill fingering charts for various models of 17th- and 18th-Century flutes.

Parès , G. Méthode de Flûte, 1899.

Tulou, J. L. Méthode de Flûte Progressive et Raisonnée adopteé par la Comité d'Enseignement du Conservatoire, Op. 100, 1835.

Quantz. Two-key flute fingering chart, 1752.

Hotteterre. One-key flute (traverso) fingering chart, 1707.

Source unknown. Eight-key flute fingering chart, 1867.




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